Goodell: Flex scheduling could see earlier start
Changes could be on the way for flex the scheduling rules around Sunday NFL games.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Friday in an interview on "CNBC Sports Biz: Game On" that the league is looking into the possibility of altering the rules to allow the switching of games earlier in the season. Flex scheduling can only start in Week 10 under the current rules.
"As we look toward extending our television agreements, there's an idea that we would have some more flexibility between our partners to allow our games to be put into different time slots, and maybe start flex scheduling earlier in the year,” Goodell said.
Goodell also addressed the concept of teams losing on purpose late in the season to obtain a high draft position.
"With the focus that our game has, I don't think it's possible and I don't think it's anything (coaches and players) think about," Goodell said. "I think they think about how to get better and the game they have in front of them."